In thisexhibition It tells how European and American artists from the collection of the Baltimore Art Museum depicted nature at the beginning of the 20th century, from charcoal to thickly painted bold explorations of color and shape on canvas. Many drew inspiration from the previous generation. Some were attracted to the glamor of the Impressionists by a realistic but modern depiction of light and color captured at a specific point in time.
Others may have been stimulated by more solid and structured compositions produced by post-impressionists, whose studies with geometric shapes and bold color were revolutionary. These artists often created images that represented the world from a subjective point of view, often radically distorting it for an emotional effect to bring about certain moods or ideas. They made the world of nature their new and irresistible way of turning their feelings.